Defense: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

  • Dec 10, 2017
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    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released recommendations on “Net Neutrality” because of a long, multistage consultation process. Give ability to companies to earn sufficient returns on investment without compromising welfare of the public.

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  • Dec 11, 2017
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    Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX) was conducted under Andaman & Nicobar Command as a five-day exercise from 20 Nov 2017 to 24 Nov 2017. Main objective was to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the… (639 more words) …

  • Dec 5, 2017
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    Indian Air Force carried out landing operations on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, about 60 km west of Lucknow close to Bangarmau in Unnao District of Uttar Pradesh, where a 3 km stretch was specially prepared for such operations.

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  • Dec 4, 2017
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    The Indo-Russian military Exercise ‘Indra-2017’ ended at Vladivostok after eleven days of joint training in counter-terrorism operations. Following are some important details. Joint tactical exercise began on 19 October 2017 focused on combating terrorism.

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  • Dec 1, 2017
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    AAW is a guided bomb released from the aircraft, which can be guided through precision navigation system, reaching targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracies. A glide bomb or standoff bomb is a standoff weapon with flight… (205 more words) …

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    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successful tested ‘NIRBHAY’ at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. Cruise missiles can carry a conventional or a nuclear warhead.

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  • Nov 23, 2017
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    In support for ‘Make in India’ Policy, Indian Navy signed contract with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division for supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian) ’ category.

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  • Nov 2, 2017
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    INS Tarasa (T94), a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy and India’s first ingenuously built INS Kalavari submarine was handed over to Indian Navy by state-owned Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.

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  • Oct 8, 2017
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    The 12th edition of India-Nepal joint military exercise- Surya Kiran XII was held at Nepal Army Battle School (NABS) in Saljhandi, Nepal and 7thedition of India-Sri Lanka joint naval exercises SLINEX 2017 were held near Vishakhapatnam (Andhra… (423 more words) …

  • Sep 28, 2017
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    The Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passed away at Army Hospital (R&R), New Delhi at 98. Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC lead the Air Force when he was only 44 years old. He… (533 more words) …

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    The Trawl system recently crossed a major milestone with the successful completion of blast trials in collaboration with HEMRL Pune, which demonstrated the survivability of the equipment, when subjected to successive series of blast directly underneath it

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  • Sep 18, 2017
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    Swedish defence company-SAAB and India’s Adani Group have agreed to collaborate in defence manufacturing. Partnership for design, development, and production of single engine Gripen fighter jets under ‘Make in India’.

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  • Sep 17, 2017
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    A 6-member all-woman Indian Navy team is sailing around the globe on INSV Tarini in a first-ever first ever such effort by Indian women. Following are important facts: Sailing around the world is called circumnavigation.

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  • Sep 14, 2017
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    The Ministry of Defence will delegate administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) upto the level of Chief Engineer and Task Force Commander to avoid delays.

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  • Sep 7, 2017
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    ‘Make in India’ in defence manufacturing driven by capital acquisition of defense equipment and measures for promoting indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment through public and private sector like:

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  • Sep 6, 2017
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    India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility- Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) plant was inaugurated near Hyderabad. Established under ‘Make in India’ initiative with new policy to encourage private participation in defense production

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  • Sep 1, 2017
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    A list of military or defence related agreements signed with other nations for the last three years (i. e. from 1st August 2014) is placed as under. Defence Budget 2007 - 2016 (figure in INR core) includes Capital Expenditure,… (1326 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
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    Defense sector is user driven sector with defense forces actively involved in policies & procedures related to procurement, indigenous design, development & manufacture of defense equipment, co-development & co-production with foreign OEMs- contributing towards ‘Make in India’.

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  • Aug 24, 2017
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    According to the Country Report on Terrorism released by the US State Department, India witnessed third highest number of terrorist attacks in 2016, more than Pakistan. Several countries routinely experience terrorist attacks.

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  • Aug 21, 2017
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    LCU Mark-IV vessels are designed for multipurpose amphibious operations by Indian Navy and Army for security of Andaman and Lakshadweep. LCU L52 ship second of eight Mark IV LCU vessels built by GRSE.

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    DRDO developed Muntra, India’s first unmanned, remotely operated tank at its Chennai lab, Indian Army signed MoU with DRDO for one regiment of the advanced Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles (MRSAM) defense system and Navy’s second Landing Craft Utility… (244 more words) …

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    Since 1992, when the Army allowed women, numbers increased- in 22 years, their strength has grown from 50 to 1300. Women recruited to Indian Army as officers through: Short Service Commission (SSC) along with men candidates into Army Service Corps,… (376 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
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    Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise with United States, Japan, and India in the Indian Ocean. Japan became a permanent partner in 2015. Australia and Singapore were partners. It began in 1992 including activities ranging from fighter combat operations… (427 more words) …

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    Cold Start military doctrine was developed Indian Army for possible war with Pakistan. It aims to efficiently involve all sub-parts of Indian military for offensive operations. Cold Start doctrine allows conventional forces in order to prevent a nuclear retaliation from… (424 more words) …

  • Jun 5, 2017
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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • Jun 3, 2017
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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • May 24, 2017
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    The 24th bilateral exercise SIMBEX-17 “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises” between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has commenced in South China Sea and will culminate. The exercise will be held from May 18, 2017 to May 24,… (221 more words) …

  • May 18, 2017
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    The 29th India–Indonesia CORPAT has commenced at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. The bilateral exercise is scheduled to be held from 9th to 25th May. India - Indonesia navies are contributing one… (267 more words) …

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    The strategic anti-Naxal operations command headquarters of the CRPF has been shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh. In 2010, the central zone command headquarters was shifted from Raipur to Kolkata owing to logistics and connectivity issues.

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  • May 1, 2017
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    The US military has started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system to a deployment site in South Korea. THAAD is designed to intercept short, medium, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles during their terminal flight phase. The THAAD is… (236 more words) …

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    India was at fifth place on the list of the world’s highest spenders on defence as global military. It release by the Stockholm international peace research institute (SIPRI) India spending at $55.9 billion for its military in 2016.

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  • Apr 9, 2017
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    The DAC of the Union Defence Minister has approved the purchase of Barak surface-to-air missiles (SAM) for the Navy among other proposals. The enhance India’s maritime capability in view of the changing security dynamics in the Indian Ocean region.

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  • Apr 2, 2017
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    Tanushree Pareek became the first woman combat officer to be commissioned in the 51-year history of the Border Security Force, the country’s largest border guarding force. 51 are direct entry officers while 16 have joined the officer ranks on promotion.… (157 more words) …

  • Aug 8, 2017
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    A strategic partnership agreement with 3 Ukrainian state firms to collaborate on a range of military products has been signed by Reliance Infra-led Reliance Defence Ltd and these three Ukrainian state-owned firms are:

    1. Ukroboronprom
    2. Spetstechno Exports
    3. Antonov

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